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Q: Can you please rank your top three Canadian utilities for overall performance over the next 3-5 years and explain why? On a related note (and I may be repeating myself), which would you recommend over the same time period and why: FTS or H?

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on September 13, 2023

Q: Hi - if inflation stays persistent and rates remain firm or a bit higher, what sectors would you favour? Has the market already identified this and they are they already outperforming? If not, what names would you recommend for purchase at their current prices?
As always, thank you for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on September 13, 2023

Q: Hello i would like to add some Zwu to my TSFA account strictly as income,hovewer i noticed that Zwu isn't part of your income portfolio any reasons? i'm 80.


Read Answer Asked by DANIEL on September 12, 2023

Q: hi,
I was reading questions/answers this am. I noticed "John" today asked what to do with 4 equities that are down right now (AQN,Alaris, cargo jet,goeasy). I agree these seem like holds or buys right now. however, I am guessing John was looking for dividend payers with some growth(opposed to high growth, perhaps more speculative stocks), to swap with his current 4 (3,2,1??) equities he has at loss. he is retired. I am in a similar position, and would like your thoughts on potential dividend payers with some growth ( ie capital gains keeping up with inflation, at least ). cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on September 05, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,
What companies are on your lost of long-term hold dividend positions? Iím building a dividend portfolio and sincerely appreciate your always valuable perspective.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Greg on September 01, 2023

Q: If you had $20,000 to invest today for and Income with some growth investor in an otherwise well diversified portfolio, what would you pick or just add to?

Read Answer Asked by Martin on August 28, 2023

Q: I did reorganize all my portfolio for a dividend focused portfolio , and already did sell most of the stocks for selected ETFs ,except the 12 stocks mentionned.I wish to only keep 12 "financially safe stocks" on long term + at low risk of dividend cut.If those 12 stocks do not all match this objective,wich ones could be sold and then replaced by what individual stock suggested ? regards,JY

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on August 03, 2023

Q: Hello 5i Team,

Could you please provide your top utilities stock picks (3 Canadian, 3 U.S.) based on total return for a long-term hold, i.e. 5+ years.

Thanks in advance for your always helpful advice!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on August 02, 2023

Q: Which TSX listed stocks would significantly benefit from a major expansion and overhaul of electricity delivery infrastructure within Canada (which seems likely)?

Read Answer Asked by John on July 27, 2023

Q: What are some blue chip higher yielding stocks on the TSX that you recommend for a very long term hold?

Read Answer Asked by Eugene on July 24, 2023

Q: Looking for income from bond etfs and dividend paying stocks that will appreciate in value if interest rates have peaked and gradually fall towards 3% (i.e. those that have been hit unduly hard due to inflationary fears). Suggestions?

Read Answer Asked by John on July 06, 2023

Q: Hi guys,

I am looking for your top 3 picks on Canadian markets for dividend income and growth with the emphasis being on dividend income.

Which 3 would they be and why?



Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on June 27, 2023

Q: US stock market almost recovered after a stunning run lately. The Canadian market is apparently still recovering. Do you think there is a rotation that will be going on, e.g. Canadian stock market, or non-AI stocks? I am wondering whether there are some Canadian stocks that may be benefit from the rotations that we can invest now?

Read Answer Asked by Yiwen on June 22, 2023

Q: With utilities and real estate under pressure these days, can you recommend 4 choices in each sector for a conservative investor with a 10 year time line interested in income with some capital appreciation. Please include 2 ETFs and 2 companies in each sector.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on June 21, 2023

Q: With the rush to electrify economies, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, many Co.'s will experience strong growth over the next several years. Can you provide a list of 6-8 Co.'s with strong fundamentals, that trade in Canada, from various affected sectors that you feel stand to benefit by this coming move to electrification. Please rank them from best growth prospects to least. Thank you and please take as many credits as required. ...Will

Read Answer Asked by Will on June 21, 2023

Q: Hello;

Thanks for what you do. As of today, what would be your top 8 favorite Canadian dividend stocks to hold for the next 2-5 years? Consider income and stability first but growth appreciated.


Read Answer Asked by Florence on June 05, 2023

Q: I am low in the utility sector. Is this a good time to buy? Could you please provide 4 names and rate them them in order of preference and why. Would prefer US or international exposure though Canadian is fine as well. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on April 05, 2023